The homeowner questioned how effective the supports in the basement were, and rightly so. She took a better look at the support jacks that were in place to help stabilize the floor joists, and she noticed one of these jacks in particular seemed to be bending and corroding.
Typical light-duty jack posts are not designed to support much weight, and their metal component can rust and corrode. All of these issues lead to the failure of the supports, which then results in improperly supported floor joists that will fail and sag.
The homeowner wanted to address these issues before any significant damage resulted, so she began to research repair options. She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and was eager to meet with one of our experienced inspectors. Brendan Kent then completed a thorough evaluation of the home and its support system, and he presented the homeowner with the perfect repair solution.
Per Brendan’s recommendations, Foreman Manuel Inguil led his crew in installing several IntelliJacks in the basement.
Unlike typical jack posts, the IntelliJacks are made of galvanized steel. This enhances their durability and makes them resistant to rust, corrosion and rot.
The IntelliJacks permanently stabilize the above floors and help raise them back to the proper level. They also are designed to prevent further settling. But if any settling occurs, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted. The IntelliJack system also can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs.
The owner now has peace of mind knowing her home will be a safe and structurally sound living environment for many years to come because of this repair project.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Certified Inspector: Brendan Kent
Project Foreman: Manuel Inguil
Products Installed: IntelliJacks